Apple Threatened With Closure of its Operations in Italy
Apple has been threatened with the temporary closure of its operations in Italy and fines of up to 300,000 euros if doesn't comply with Italian law and offer a free two-year warranty on its products, reports Reuters.
Italy's AGCM competition and market authority has already imposed fines of 900,000 euros on divisions of Apple, which offers a paid technical support service, for failing to tell customers about their rights to free assistance.
But months after the previous fine, Apple has failed to comply with the antitrust request, the watchdog said. The company offers a free one-year guarantee scheme, which can be extended to two years on payment of a fee.
Apple has been given 30 days to respond to these allegations.